downarrowWHAT'S A CLIMB TEAM?
downarrowHOW DOES IT WORK?
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downarrowWHAT'S A CLIMB TEAM?
downarrowHOW DOES IT WORK?
Chalkboard Teacher Meeting days/Times:
Bullseye Mondays @9PM EST
Bullseye Wednesdays @9AM EST (Pastors/Leaders)
Bullseye Wednesdays @8PM EST
Bullseye Thursdays @7AM EST
Question Circle WHAT'S A CLIMB TEAM?
Climb Teams are online accountability/recovery groups for Christian men who are serious about overcoming porn addiction and other struggles that are hindering them from experiencing God's best for their life. The opposite of addiction is not sobriety, but connection with God and like-minded brothers in Christ! Climb Teams are a safe-place to find the connection, guidance, support, and accountability that you need to grow physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Your body, mind, and spirit matter to God and also to your health/success in life!
Wrench HOW DOES IT WORK?
rightarrowEach team meets online via Zoom once per week for 60-70 minutes with their team leader and like-minded Christian brothers who are serious about pursuing freedom, growth, and wholeness in Christ!
rightarrowEach team consists of approx 7 to 10 guys.
rightarrowThe Meeting Agenda is emailed to team members prior to the meeting.
rightarrowEach meeting begins with prayer and some guidance/encouragement from Scripture.
rightarrowEach team member is given approx 5-minutes to answer the weekly check-in questions.
rightarrowEach team member is encouraged and prayed for after they share.
rightarrowTeam members are given weekly homework assignments to help them learn/grow.
rightarrowTeam members keep communication throughout the week using the Signal app and our private Facebook Group.
rightarrowTeam members receive a weekly email (The Belay) with updates, guidance, encouragement, helpful links, and prayer requests.
rightarrowTeam members can contact their team leader 24/7 and expect a response within 24 hours.
rightarrowTeam members work through the book, The Game Plan, by Counselor Joe Dallas.
rightarrowTeam members receive rewards for reaching sobriety milestones:
a team member, you will be known, accepted, loved, guided, encouraged,
challenged, held accountable, and prayed for. This journey isn't easy,
but it's life-changing.
rightarrowWe are committed to 100% confidentiality. This is a safe-place to be completely honest and real about your struggles.
rightarrowThe monthly membership fee is $40 or you can pay $440 upfront for an entire year (that's a discount of one month free). Your membership includes ...
quote-left I learned about Climb Teams from listening to The GRIZ Podcast. Although I have found traditional 12-step programs to be helpful in achieving many years of sobriety from drug and alcohol addiction, I have found pornography addiction to be extremely difficult to escape. The Climb Team concept of recovery with a close group of men in a faith-based setting seemed appealing, so I gave it a shot. I recently have been able to achieve 90-days sobriety from sexual sin! More than that, I have found a close band of brothers who are open and honest about our struggles and meet regularly to help us stay clean. Jason is a skilled and compassionate team leader who runs a no BS group that is solidly steeped in biblical principles. I look forward to future growth in recovery, along with improvements in my marriage and increased vitality in my faith. I truly thank God for placing this program in front of me. - M
quote-left I was skeptical about airing out my dirty laundry. I hate admitting that I have a problem that I can not overcome on my own. I tried and failed over and over. I found myself in periods of sobriety and then out of nowhere I would fall off the wagon. I have found that confessing my weakness to other brothers and having an actual climbing plan is the pathway to overcoming sexual sin (or any sin for that matter). My Climb Team has helped me achieve 6 months and counting of porn-free living. If you are willing to be open and honest ... and legitimately combat sin with a group of guys who struggle just like you, then you are ready to join a Climb Team. My Climb Team has helped me experience guilt-free living, clarity of mind, and a deep brotherhood. There is probably more at stake than you realize. It’s worth the investment! Stop trying to climb alone! - J.
quote-left A Climb Team was just the thing I needed. I needed a community of brothers climbing the same trail, fighting the same fight. Since joining up with my Climb Team, I've found support, encouragement, truth and true accountability. We have a safe space to share our struggles, confess our failures, and walk out our biblical command to bear our brothers sins and burdens. I look forward to what the future holds. - B.
quote-left My Climb Team with Jason George has been a huge blessing to me . My porn / unwanted sexual behaviors (sin chains) have been broken, and my Climb Team has been a valuable tool. Trying to do it alone or just with an "accountability partner" is not enough support to overcome your addiction. You need a group of Christian men who struggle with the same challenges and climb with you. - R.
quote-left I've been battling the grips of porn for as long as I can remember, and for years I lived in shame and isolation with the mindset that if I tried hard enough I could overcome it on my own. But I learned that I couldn't do it on my own, I needed the fellowship of like-minded brothers that share in the same struggles that I struggle with, and understand how difficult it is to stop looking at porn. Climb Teams are a safe place where you can be totally honest with your struggles and will NEVER be shamed or condemned. It's a group of men that will love you, pray for you, and support you no matter where you're at on your journey. At times you'll be lovingly challenged and pushed to become the godly men we all want to become. I can't put into words how much my Climb Team has helped me and I know it can help you too. - T.
quote-left After battling porn addiction for many years, the Climb Team was something that really assisted in helping me maintain my integrity. It also strengthened my faith by providing fellowship and the word of God. I can honestly say it has been an awesome blessing in my life. - M.
quote-left I've been blessed to be a member of a Climb Team - a men's accountability group done right. In 2.5 decades, I've never fully understood, nor seen how to do it like this. Now I'm learning what 'right' looks like and how to be 'iron sharpening iron.' We share our weaknesses, lessons, best practices, and our triumphs. We pray for and uplift each other without judging, and spur one another on towards love and good deeds. This applies not just to typical moral purity issues, but also extends to physical, mental, and emotional health. We engage relevant Scriptures, ask good questions, and learn together in a power-packed weekly meeting over Zoom. It helps me to be virtual because it goes with me when I travel, which is often. We have bonded quickly even though most of us did not know each other before we started. You owe it to yourself, your family (future spouse/family), and God to take advantage of and contribute to others through participation in a Climb Team. - B.
Helping Hands Membership Commitments
In order to be part of a Climb Team and gain the most benefit from it, there are a few things that will need to be understood and committed to ...
1. Be present and on-time at our weekly meetings for 60-70 minutes. Clock
There will be part of you that wants be present at the weekly meetings, but another part of you that will not. Make the commitment to be present and on-time regardless of how you're feeling. This not only benefits you, but also the rest of your team. These weekly meetings must be a top priority in your life.
2. Judgment and condemnation of yourself or your team members is unacceptable. Loudly Crying Face
You need to understand that team members will be sharing the deepest and darkest parts of themselves, and you're not there to "fix" anyone. You're there to listen, pray, and encourage. Slips and falls will happen along the way. That's just part of climbing, but the good news is that your team's got your back. They will help you through your struggles and failures.
3. You will need to pay attention and really listen when team members are sharing (and don't interrupt or distract them). Assistive Listening Systems
With Zoom Meetings, it's tempting to do other things while team members are sharing, but don't be that guy. It's disrespectful and unloving. You want others to pay attention to you when it's your turn to share, so do the same for them ... "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." - Jesus
We come to the meetings to learn from one another, not just talk about ourselves and then mentally "check out" while other's are sharing. Really listen to your team members ... learn from them ... and pray for them. They will do the same for you. This is a HUGE part of recovery.
Also, offering encouragement to other members is needed and appreciated, but you're not there to "teach" or "correct" them.
4. What is discussed within the team is sacred and private and must not be shared outside of the team under any circumstances. 100% confidentiality is expected. Exclamation Triangle
Your Climb Team is a safe place to be completely honest/real. Do not even talk to your wife about what other team members share. Also, with our online group chat (via the Signal App) ... you must password protect it or use facial recognition so that no one can pick up your phone and see what you or others have shared.
If you break confidentiality, you will be removed from the team.
5. Be careful of the words you use when you're sharing. bullhorn
As you're sharing details about your life, you need to realize that explicit details can have a negative impact upon your team. Using a simple check-in like ... "This past week I looked at porn on my phone and masturbated." ... is a good and needed report that doesn't cause minds to wander to dark and dangerous places.
6. Be honest. Be real. Users
You're wasting your time (and your team's time) if you're not going to be honest/real about what's really going on with your life. If you fell ... just admit it. We've all been there (many times). We got your back! The Climb Team Meeting is a safe NO-B.S.-ZONE!!! All progress begins by telling the truth.
7. Our ministry theologically aligns with The Gospel Coalition. Do not try to influence/teach differing views to team members. Bible
This doesn't mean you have to agree with every theological view that we hold to, but we are not here to teach/debate various theological views.
8. Do not post damaging or harassing comments on social media or personal blogs about our ministry or team members. Laptop
If you have a problem with a leader or team member, then we handle it internally. If the problem cannot be resolved, then we will graciously/lovingly part ways.
9. Actually pray for your team members throughout your week. Praying Hands
This is a huge part of healing/growth/transformation. Never underestimate the power of praying for one another.
10. Stay in touch with team members throughout your week using the Signal App and our private Facebook Group. People Arrows
Showing up for your weekly meetings is not enough. We need constant connection with team members to heal, grow, transform. If you're struggling, let your team know. If another guys is struggling and reaches out, respond to him. It's also important for us to share random life stuff to help us get to know each other better. We don't just need to talk about sin-struggles/recovery. For instances, if you go fishing or hiking with family or a friend, post a pic and tell us about it. If you achieve a fitness goal, share it. If you come across a motivational quote or meme, share it. If you have some (appropriate) humor/jokes, share it.
Question Circle FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
What are the benefits of joining a Climb Team?
rightarrowThe main benefit is that you no longer have to try and climb solo. When you join a Climb Team, you enter into a community of like-minded brothers in Christ who have your back whether you're failing or succeeding. You have a safe place to be completely real about who you are, what you've done, and what you're going through. You are accepted just the way you are, but also challenged to grow and become better. The team learns and grows together ... "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." - Proverbs 27:17
Will the conversation be topic driven or will we study God's Word together?
rightarrowThe main topic of our conversation during our weekly meetings is YOU! Climb Team Meetings are not a bible study, but we do begin each meeting with prayer and a short reading/encouragement from God's Word. The Bible guides everything that we are doing with Climb Teams. Each week Team Members answer specific check-in questions about their life and how their week went. They are also prayed for and given some words of guidance, support, and encouragement. The guys in the group are expected to read/study God's Word on their own. The team also works through Joe Dallas' book, The Game Plan, and talks about what they're learning. The team leader is there to answer any questions.
What if I'm already involved in a men's group?
rightarrowIf you’re already in a weekly men’s group that's asking you the hard questions about your personal life ... keeping in contact with you throughout the week ... holding you accountable ... encouraging and equipping you to become better in body, mind, and spirit ... praying for you ... and giving you solid biblical guidance ... then stick with it. You don't need a Climb Team because you already have one.
Why should I join a Climb Team if I already have Covenant Eyes?
rightarrowCovenant Eyes is an awesome tool that we use and highly recommend, but it's doesn't provide everything you need to heal, grow, and succeed in life and relationships. Christian men need to be connected and climbing with other like-minded brothers. They need to be able to talk, listen, learn, pray, and support one another through the good, the bad, and the ugly. They desperately need weekly community, support, and accountability that is biblically based. This is what's holding back most Christian men from experiencing God's best.
How do you define "sexual sobriety"?
rightarrowOur definition of sexual sobriety is abstaining from pornography or immoral sexual contact with another person. This includes the use of internet porn or pornographic products of any sort, phone sex, erotic internet chat rooms, cybersex, sexting, sending or receiving erotic pics, strip clubs, prostitutes, erotic massages, premarital sex, or adultery. Complete sexual purity is the ideal we strive toward, but sexual sobriety is the standard we require of ourselves.
How do you define "adultery" and "fornication"?
rightarrowAnything you can't do with another person in front of your wife is adultery and anything you can't do with your girlfriend in the middle of church is off-limits. That about sums it up.
Why does it cost money if this is a non-profit ministry?
rightarrowIt costs quite a bit of money to operate a non-profit ministry. We simply can't afford to do what we do for free. Your team leader puts a good amount of time and effort into preparing and leading the meetings, staying in contact with team members, and sending out helpful resources. There's also the cost of the sobriety carabiners, website, zoom, and other member resources/benefits.
You should view your membership fee as an investment in yourself, your marriage, your family, and your ministry. $40 per month breaks down to just $10 per week. Most guys spend more than that on one lunch at Chick-fil-a or Chipotle. Like it or not, our spending reveals what's most important to us.
We do offer some financial assistance to eligible applicants.
If you have further questions, contact us.
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